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Category: Pregnancy

#HCIT: World first in remote monitoring during pregnancy

by Justina Hurley  Remote healthcare monitoring to be provided to expectant mothers at home A groundbreaking programme to improve the...

#Breakthrough: Hi-tech help for very ill babies

 “The approach we’ve adopted in collaboration with IBM will help shape the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the future, where we...

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From 10 steps to safely delivering a baby to managing diarrhoea and malaria

Preloaded Health & Nutrition Videos for Low-Cost Mobile Phones – Innovative idea to provide health help in developing countries...

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Six Simple Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and National Folic Acid Awareness Week The March of Dimes is encouraging women who are pregnant,...

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Boosting length of breastfeeding could save NHS more than £40 million every year

By doubling numbers who do it for 7-18 months, and helping others to continue for at least 4 months Breast feeding lowers risk of:...

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Do you know what a baby’s brain sounds like?

This short film allows you to hear such sounds or “baby brainwave music”. The Cork, Ireland based INFANT Centre are using...

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Sensationalist headlines not helpful to new Autism/Caesarean Study

by Justina Hurley  Study raises good questions and argues for need for more research into possible triggers for ASD and ADHD. A new study...

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Menopause Matters – Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal discomfort is unfortunately a part of the menopause for some ladies and particularly for those who are in surgical menopause...

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Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia

By Steven Reinberg Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent Women at high risk for the pregnancy complication known...

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Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk

by Robert Preidt Researchers suggest contact with natural microbes may offer protection Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely...

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Breast is best: Breast-Feeding Lowers Child’s Risk of Infections and Allergies

by E.J. Mundell Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say Two new studies further confirm the...

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Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus

By Dennis Thompson Triclosan, triclocarban found in mothers’ urine, umbilical cord blood, may disrupt hormones Many pregnant women...

Pregnancy Ultrasound a Big Bonding Moment for Dads-to-Be

Fetal image helps men take in reality of pending birth. Seeing the first ultrasound images of their unborn babies helps fathers bond with...

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Preeclampsia: 7 Symptoms Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

Today is Preeclampsia Awareness Day. Preeclampsia is a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy related to high blood pressure in the second...

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Can having a Caesarean Section affect future pregnancies?

by Justina Hurley The short answer is yes, but the risks are very small, according to a study conducted by Professor Louise Kenny and...

Irish-American technology development partnership which may save the lives of pregnant mums and newborn babies

Cork-based Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) has signed a research partnership with Waters Corporation.